LA Field Hockey and Volleyball Will Compete in NEPSAC Playoffs

Congratulations to Lawrence Academy varsity Field Hockey and Volleyball, who will both be competing in the 2018 NEPSAC Championships (Class B).

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LA Varsity Field Hockey (#3 seed) hosts Governor’s Academy (#6 seed) on Wednesday, November 14 at 2:15 PM for the First Round of the 2018 NEPSAC Field Hockey Championships (Class B).

LA Varsity Volleyball (#1 seed) hosts Suffield Academy (#8 seed) on Wednesday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. for the first round of the 2018 NEPSAC Girls’ Volleyball Championships (Class B).

Check out photos from both teams, taken earlier this season:
Field Hockey Photo Gallery
Volleyball Photo Gallery

 

Lawrence Academy Announces Graduation Speakers

Pamela Nwaoko ‘06 will keynote LA’s 225th commencement exercises

As the school eagerly anticipates Lawrence Academy’s 225th commencement exercises, we are excited to announce that Pamela Nwaoko ’06 will be Lawrence Academy’s 2018 Commencement Speaker.

Pamela Nwaoko '06

Pamela Nwaoko ’06

A member of LA’s Class of 2006, Pamela was born and raised in New Jersey to Nigerian immigrant parents. While in Groton, Pamela engaged in a diverse set of co-curricular activities, including directing a One Act play, founding of one of LA’s first affinity groups, working with students and faculty to develop the Cultural Coffeehouse Series, and, on the weekends, spending much quality time in the library.

After graduating from Lawrence Academy, Pamela attended Georgetown University, the University of Oxford, and Harvard Law School. At Georgetown, she was named a Top Ten College Woman by Glamour Magazine, a Goldman Sachs “Global Leader,” and she addressed her graduating class as a Senior Convocation Speaker. She attended Oxford on a full-tuition scholarship as a Healy Scholar and was recognized during Harvard’s Commencement Ceremony with the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership.

Ms. Nwaoko now practices law in Washington, DC at the multinational law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, representing and advising national and international financial institutions.

“I am excited for the opportunity to return to where my challenging, yet rewarding, educational journey began,” said Nwaoko. “I look forward to meeting the class of 2018!”

Head of School Dan Scheibe will lead the proceedings on June 1 on the Lawrence Academy Quad. Joining Pamela at the podium will be Class of 2018 president Gavin Slattery and peer-selected senior speakers AJ Mastrangelo and Jorie Van Nest.

Boys’ Hockey Heads to the Semis

Varsity boys’ hockey is heading into the second round of the New England Playoffs

By Allie Goodrich ’13

The Spartans varsity boys’ hockey team is headed to Connecticut to play The Gunnery School at 1:30pm on Saturday, March 3, after defeating St. Mark’s 6-2 in Wednesday’s NEPSAC quarterfinal.

“Overall, I thought we played a really tight game,” said head coach Robbie Barker. “Our first goal came off a power play, and those guys worked really well together.”

“We took their opportunities away, we played well defensively, we were relentless on the  forecheck, we tried to cause a lot of turnovers…we played our systems well.”

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Co-captain #4 Jack Cameron ’18 gets ready for a face-off in their own zone.

For defenseman (and co-captain) Jack Cameron ’18 and his fellow seniors [James Miller, Andrew Moynihan, Kyle Gielow, Nathaniel Althoff, and Neil Shea], the game was “a little bittersweet”, as it marked their last contest on the ice in Grant Rink.

“Speaking on behalf of most of the seniors, this place has done so much for us,” Jack said after the game. “We can’t thank Coach Barker, the rink staff, Mr. Potter, and Frank enough for everything they’ve done for us and helping us become the players we are.”

Advancing to the second round “feels good,” said Cameron. “We would’ve liked to have a bit of a stronger finish than we did, but we can save that for the next game.”

“I think at this point, everyone is going to be up for the game—playoffs are a whole different level than the regular season, especially travelling.

“None of us want to go home early.”